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Interview with Thomas H. Mercer

  • SR 3974
  • Collection
  • 1976

This interview with Thomas Mercer was conducted circa 1976. In the interview, Mercer, who was running against Al Ullman, discusses his current campaign for a seat in the Oregon House of Representatives. He also discusses his heart issues and how they have affected his career; gun control; and health care. In addition to the interview, there is a recording of a question-and-answer session with Mercer and voters during his campaign. In the session, Mercer addresses questions regarding abortion and taxation.

Also on the audiocassettes with the Mercer interview is a speech delivered by an unidentified man circa 1977, regarding his experience in the Oregon Legislature, and a discussion held in Salem, Oregon, also circa 1977. The speakers in the discussion include Robert Marx, Anthony Meeker, Margaret Dereli, Mae Yih, Bill Rutherford, Wally Carson, Ken Jernstedt, Tony Van Vliet, and other unidentified legislators. Topics include municipal-, county-, and state-level taxation; revenue sharing; correctional institutions; SB 100 and land use planning; and energy conservation. It is unknown what, if any, relationship these recordings have to the Mercer interview.

Mercer, Thomas H.

Interview with Thomas H. Mercer [Sound Recording 01]

Tape 1, Side 1. The first half of tape one, side one is a speech delivered by an unidentified man circa 1976, regarding his experience in the Oregon Legislature. The second half of tape one, side one, continuing onto tape two, side one, side two, is a discussion held in Salem, Oregon, in around 1977. The speakers include Robert Marx, Anthony Meeker, Margaret Dereli, Mae Yih, Bill Rutherford, Wally Carson, Ken Jernstedt, Tony Van Vliet, and other unidentified legislators. Topics include municipal, county, and state level taxation; revenue sharing; correctional institutions; SB 100 and land use planning; and energy conservation.

Mercer, Thomas H.

Interview with Thomas H. Mercer [Sound Recording 02]

Tape 2, Side 1. The first half of tape two, side two, continued from the second half of tape one, side one, is a discussion held in Salem, Oregon, in around 1977. The speakers include Robert Marx, Anthony Meeker, Margaret Dereli, Mae Yih, Bill Rutherford, Wally Carson, Ken Jernstedt, Tony Van Vliet, and other unidentified legislators. Topics include municipal, county, and state level taxation; revenue sharing; correctional institutions; SB 100 and land use planning; and energy conservation. The second half of tape two, side one, continuing onto tape two, side two, is an interview with Tom Mercer conducted by an unidentified man, circa 1976. In the interview, Mercer discusses his heart issues and how it has affected his career; his campaign against Al Ullman; gun control; and health care.

Mercer, Thomas H.

Interview with Thomas H. Mercer [Sound Recording 03]

Tape 2, Side. 2. The first half of tape two, side two, continued from the second half of tape two, side two, s an interview with Tom Mercer conducted by an unidentified man, circa 1976. In the interview, Mercer discusses his heart issues and how it has affected his career; his campaign against Al Ullman; gun control; and health care. The second half to tape two, side two, continued onto tape three, side one, is a question and answer session with Tom Mercer and voters during his campaign for Al Ullman’s seat in the Oregon House of Representatives in 1976. Mercer addresses questions regarding abortion and taxation.

Mercer, Thomas H.

Interview with Thomas H. Mercer [Sound Recording 04]

Tape 3, Side 1. Continued from tape two, side two, this is a question and answer session with Tom Mercer and voters during his campaign for Al Ullman’s seat in the Oregon House of Representatives in 1976. Mercer addresses questions regarding abortion and taxation.

Mercer, Thomas H.